Updates and Reminders
October 17, 2016
Correction to information shared:
Regarding use of IGC for students and the "early graduation" element:
The statement specifies that the student must be “classified as a 12 grade student,” regardless of how many years the student has been enrolled in high school. Provided all the requirements stated are true for a student who has only completed three years of high school, the student is eligible for IGC review. A student enrolled in any other grade, such as 11th grade, may not qualify to graduate based on an IGC determination before the student's 12th grade year.
Just remember the Sept 1, 2017 deadline where all IGC graduates must be coded as graduates. Also remember that ARDCs may serve as the IGC and if so, their decision would not affect an IGC student's diploma level.
Please contact Denise Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Legal Framework Deadlines and Updates
- The Side by Side was recently thoroughly updated. It is more current and user-friendly.
- The Calculation Tools referenced in the TETN can now be found in the citations of the MAINTENANCE OF EFFORT framework .
- By October 31, 2016 all LEAs must update the Transition Employment Designee contact information and the Transition Employment Guide link in the Legal Framework system.
- New policies should also be linked or uploaded by all charters and LEAs by this date as well.
For individualized support, please contact Mickey Edwards at email@example.com
MOE Revised Calculation Tools
RF Tracker Data Collection for LEAs with Residential Care and Treatment Facilities within their Geographic Boundaries/Jurisdiction
For more information, please see the To the Administrator Addressed letter addressing this subject.
STAAR Alternate 2 Spring 2017 Essence Statements are Posted
For questions on STAAR Alternate 2, please contact the TEA Resources page at
Performance Based Monitoring Reports
The 2016 Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System (PBMAS) state and region reports are available at the following links:
(512) 936-6426 or
For individualized support, please contact Chris Griffin
TETN: Student Assessment: "2017 STAAR Accommodations TETN"
Free Session Opportunity:
This Thursday we are hosting a free session to share about a tool being used on campuses across the nation to measure student cognitive engagement. The Instructional Practices Inventory is a tool created by Dr. Jerry Valentine that collects data aligned to cognitive engagement and uses this data to drive instructional improvement. One administrator per district can attend this FREE awareness session: Profiling Engaged Learning: Using Data for Changing Instruction and Achievement.